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The Use of Resin-based Composite in Children: An Update

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Resin-based composites are an integral component of contemporary pediatric restorative dentistry. They can be utilized effectively for preventive resin restorations, moderate Class II restorations, Class III restorations, Class IV restorations, Class V restorations, and strip crowns. Tooth isolation to prevent contamination is a critical factor, and high-risk children may not be ideal candidates for resin-based composite restorations. Important factors to consider during composite placement are isolation, polymerization shrinkage, and extent of restoration. When utilized correctly, resin-based composites can provide excellent restorations in the primary and permanent dentition. The purpose of this paper was to update previous publications that addressed the use of resin-based composites in children with accepted recommendations through a Pediatric Restorative Dentistry Consensus Conference.
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Keywords: PEDIATRIC RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY; RESIN-BASED COMPOSITE

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Department of Developmental Dentistry, Dental School, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA. [email protected] 2: College of Dentistry, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tenn., USA

Publication date: March 1, 2015

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  • Pediatric Dentistry is the official publication of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. It is published bi-monthly and is internationally recognized as the leading journal in the area of pediatric dentistry. The journal promotes the practice, education and research specifically related to the specialty of pediatric dentistry. This peer-reviewed journal features scientific articles, case reports and abstracts of current pediatric dental research.
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